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SquadHelp: when you outgrow your brand
Why SquadHelp’s rebrand to Atom makes sense. SquadHelp announced this morning that is has rebranded as Atom, using the domain name atom.com. Earlier this week I was a guest on a business podcast, where I talked about the importance of domain na...
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April 17, 2024, 3:32 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
13 end user domain name sales up to $25,000
An insurance company, a domain registration business, and a lingerie seller bought domain names. Sedo publicly reported 45 domain sales of $2,000 or more for the past week. There are some nice domains in this batch, but it’s difficult to figure...
Discussion
April 16, 2024, 7:21 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Because.com cybersquatting claim denied
Complainant previously owned the valuable domain name. OEE Ltd and Because Music SAS have lost a cybersquatting dispute (pdf) over the domain name because.com. The Complainant previously owned the domain name, which it bought at Sedo for $27,500 in 2...
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April 16, 2024, 5:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy to nix customer listings on GoDaddy Auctions
Customers can no longer list domains on the platform as of April 29, but Afternic listings will still be syndicated. GoDaddy will no longer let customers list domains directly on GoDaddy Auctions, effective April 29. The company announced today that ...
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April 15, 2024, 3:38 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.Ape in to new TLDs – DNW Podcast #480
Fred Hsu discusses some of his company’s plans for new top level domains tied to web3 communities. It’s been just six months since I had Fred Hsu, co-founder of D3, on the podcast. The company has made many announcements since then, and i...
Discussion
April 15, 2024, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.AI adds another 70k domains in less than four months
There’s no end in sight for the .ai domain name boom. The domain name registry for .ai domain names has released its latest domains under management figure. The registry disclosed that there are 425,060 registered .ai domains as of today. Here&...
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April 12, 2024, 8:29 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domains aren’t important? That’s the wrong conclusion.
The reason domain names are important has changed over time. A few readers have sent me an article published in The Atlantic this week titled “The Web Became a Strip Mall” with the subhead “Domain names once gave the internet a sens...
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April 11, 2024, 6:54 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Man gets $486k judgment against Rob Monster and Epik Inc over stolen domain
Monster never responded to the lawsuit, and a California court issued a default judgment. A California man has been awarded a $486,432 judgment against Epik founder Rob Monster and Epik Inc. over a stolen domain name. Robert M. Lee registered the dom...
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April 11, 2024, 4:21 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire

A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found (pdf) Music Together, LLC guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. The case followed a surprisingly common fact pattern: a company registers a domain name in good faith as a licensee of th...
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April 10, 2024, 5:21 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Oops. Twitter’s latest x.com transition is another fumble
X.com marks the spot…or does it? Let’s face it: Many of the changes X (Twitter) has made under Elon Musk’s ownership haven’t been well thought out. The company is certainly following the “move fast and break things&rdqu...
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April 10, 2024, 4:40 pm
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